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I want to reeeeeeead!

 

I'm hoping this blog gets me to read more. There are SO many books out there that I want to consume, but I haven't been taking the time to READ them.

 

I hope to give all kinds of genres a try and  once done, attempt to put my feelings and thoughts into words (something I tend not to do, I'm a bottler :( )

Wish me luck!

A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive

A Child Called "It" - Dave Pelzer If this story is true, it really terrifying to know that people can treat their child in this manner. My question is why did it start? What was the trigger? Did they go to prison for this??

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith I really enjoyed this story. If I wasn't so lazy, I would do a side by side comparison of this book and actual history

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski I enjoyed reading this book, mostly for the dog breeding / training information.Gar was the glue that held everyone together, once he was gone, everyone seemed to just lose their mind.I was hoping Claude would have died once everyone knew what he really was.Not thrilled about Almondine and Edgar dying at all. I was hoping he would have survived and improved on the line of dogs his family started, because I'm pretty sure his mom is going to be useless for the rest of her life due to her depression.Glen was an idiot. He didn't need to kidnap Gar to get the truth, he should have just talked to him, with or without Gar's mom knowing.It took me a while to get through this book, but not because it was hard to read, but because I just don't give myself enough reading time. This is the second book in a row that didn't have a happy ending :(

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford A sad, sweet book that I had a hard time putting down.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne Totally enjoyed this entire series, I kind of thought something was amiss with District 13 and didn't totally trust Coin, by the way she enjoyed her power too much.Totally bummed that Prim died :( That was so wrong.... LOVED the execution scene.I do like that she and Peeta ended up together, they really did need each other. And the memory book was a fantastic idea. I would highly recommend this series to people that appreciate this kind of theme. It doesn't matter what age you are, it's a fantastic series.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It makes you think about life and how you appreciate it, and appreciate the things that go wrong as well as right.It makes you feel that even if you don't have control, or if things don't go the way you planned, that as long as you're attempting to attain your goal, you're still on the right track. As well as, appreciating the good that comes from things that seem bad.I think that it would be an excellent book for people that are plagued with pessimism that want to learn how to change their outlook on life.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)

Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins I LOVE this series and can't wait to read the final book.

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City - Nelson Johnson I enjoyed the book. It was very interesting and had no idea what went on in that little city all that time.

Room: A Novel

Room - Emma Donoghue Overall it was a decent book. I definitely wouldn't be interested in reading another with a similar format, because it was too obnoxious to read. But I enjoyed the concept, as well as the storyline. If I could, I would have given it 3 1/2 stars.I found Jack to be a little annoying, especially his name calling towards his mother. I found his mother to be a bit snippy, but who wouldn't be, going through what she did?Grandma was too pushy (like most mothers).I think Steppa was the best of all of them. He seemed to understand what the boy neededat that time, instead of trying to force him to conform for his own comfort.People can be really selfish. I think I would recommend this book to other people, but will warn them about the writing style ahead of time.

The Peach Keeper: A Novel

The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen It was a decent book. But I pretty much knew how it was going to end before I was even half way through.I liked the characters, though.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the next one!!

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Deluxe Edition

Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier I really enjoyed this book.I love historical fictional books that are based on something real (like the Red Tent).I couldn't stop reading it.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel

The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen This was a good, light read.I get frustrated when people don't tell other people what they're thinking (because I think that, especially in movies and books) because it could save A LOT of issues.That being said, I think that it was enjoyable to read, and I liked how Julia's story panned out.I liked most of the characters, and again, the book very neatly tied up the ends (maybe a little too neatly)

The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction

The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction - Gregory Harms;Todd Ferry The book was a perfect explanation of what's going on with Israel and Palestine.It was non-biased and pretty much explained WHY and WHAT is happening.If you ever wanted to know, this is the book to read. It's only about 180-some pages, so It's not horrible, and it is very well written.

Garden Spells

Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen I liked this book, I liked how food and smells were used to effect people, and I liked a lot of the characters.The ending was a little bit too "clean" for me, but it was a fun read

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold I enjoyed this book, but some parts I wish were different. I'm not going to say too much, so as not to ruin the book, but some parts seemed to drag, then just magically "wrap up" at the end, a little TOO nicely.Some of the people in the book got on my last nerve.But I really like the concept a lot.